Letter: The federal workforce has two big problems
Regarding "Obama wants changes to federal workforce
Two major problems I have observed in the federal workforce and in places such as the World Bank and Global Environment Facility:
1. The retiring executives and senior officers come back almost immediately to the workforce as contractors/consultants and shut out younger people who should be able to take up these tasks/positions to
grow in the career. This [creates] a major bottleneck in the workforce.
2. You can beat your brains out applying religiously to advertised positions which are a perfect fit with your skills and experience but the problem: The "candidate" has already been identified. If you are lucky to be short-listed, you are merely "escorting" the pre-selected candidate to justify their employment process as being "competitive" when it was not.
Difficult to prove but this is happening.
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